California Chrome Still Leads NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

California Chrome remained the leading Thoroughbred in North America and the entire top 10 was unchanged in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. The all-time leading money earner in the U.S., California Chrome has led the poll for all 18 weeks of 2016 voting, clinching this week’s tally with 29 first-place votes and 379 points overall.

The NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll is the sport’s most comprehensive survey of experts ranking active North American-based Thoroughbreds. Every week journalists and broadcasters cast votes for their top 10 horses, with points awarded on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. The NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll concludes Monday, November 7, following the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.

Tepin (9 first-place votes; 335 points) held second in the rankings, ahead of three-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder (270). Four-year-old Frosted (260) was fourth overall and received one first-place vote, from Anthony Stabile of Horse Racing Radio Network.

The top 10 was rounded out by: Nyquist (195); Songbird (173); Flintshire (161); Melatonin (160); Exaggerator (62); and Cavorting (31).

The full results can be found on the NTRA website at:





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